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Coire na Tulaich

Has anybody been up BEM in the last few days - specifically up the Coire na Tulaich? I have a mate who has asked me to accompany him doing a charity climb on Saturday but when it comes to the white stuff he's a bit fearty to say the least. He'll cope if their is snow lying between the bealach and th...
by laconic surf
Tue May 03, 2016 6:58 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Coire na Tulaich
Replies: 1
Views: 905

Re: Birthday on Meall Ghaordaidh

I was on Ben More (Mull) the same day celebrating my birthday too! Happy Birthday :D I did Meall Ghaordaidh in winter too - although getting up and down the approach road in the car was a nightmare, so much snow and ice that the car spun and narrowly missed a wall :crazy: It's definitely a more enjo...
by laconic surf
Mon May 02, 2016 8:35 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Birthday on Meall Ghaordaidh
Replies: 9
Views: 2273

Re: Meall Nan Tarmachan - Conditions?

This photo shows the snow lying over the path
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Snow over the path


The route from the Munro summit across to Meall Garbh
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Tarmachan to Meall Garbh


Hope this helps
by laconic surf
Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:34 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Meall Nan Tarmachan - Conditions?
Replies: 23
Views: 3429

Re: Meall Nan Tarmachan - Conditions?

Hi, I did the ridge last Sunday. The only tricky bit was a large ice patch covering the path in the gully after the 923 spot height on the final pull up to the ridge. The guy I was with was very nervous and I kicked large steps for him so he had a good grip. Crampons would have helped but it's over ...
by laconic surf
Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:15 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Meall Nan Tarmachan - Conditions?
Replies: 23
Views: 3429

99 Blue Balloons go by - Tarmachan Ridge

With Darren Nice easy climb up to 923m. Nasty snow patch completely covering the path on the ascent to Tarmachan. Kicking steps and planting the poles was enough to get up but an axe and crampons would have made easy work of it. Fantastic views at the top. Meall Garbh is a superb narrow summit. Daz ...
by laconic surf
Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: 99 Blue Balloons go by - Tarmachan Ridge
Replies: 0
Views: 368

Return to the wee bookil

Bagging the summit missed last time due to whiteout and dodgy ground
by laconic surf
Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:15 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Return to the wee bookil
Replies: 0
Views: 329

Re: Snow on Ben Chonzie at the moment

I think I passed you guys on my way down (black jacket, blue bobble hat!)
Great views, but it was a wee bit blowy wasn't it :wink:
by laconic surf
Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:41 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Snow on Ben Chonzie at the moment
Replies: 5
Views: 1640

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

With Darren
Very slow stroll up as it was Daz's 1st Munro. Very high winds on the top with occasional light snow blizzard. Summit shelter reached with much relief and hunkering down. Great views over the glen turret reservoir
by laconic surf
Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:44 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Lazy Sunday Afternoon
Replies: 0
Views: 332

Re: An electrifying moment on Ben More (Isle of Mull)

You got some lovely views and photos though!
Ooft, I don't fancy being electrocuted much - I'm off to Mull for a long weekend at the end of the month and hope to get Ben More done. Is the fence on the WH route or did you take one of your "alternative" routes up? :wink:
by laconic surf
Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:54 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: An electrifying moment on Ben More (Isle of Mull)
Replies: 8
Views: 3754

Re: Choosing my first munro

Another vote for Schiehallion. I took a while to choose and eventually chose that one, a great decision. A clear path with spectacular views (on the right day). I was on the BEB last Saturday and there was a lot of snow. One of the summits (the name escapes me just now) gets very narrow and even wit...
by laconic surf
Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Choosing my first munro
Replies: 16
Views: 3093

Re: White Coomb, sublime Loch Skeen & a sting in the Tail (B

I agree it's a lovely part of the country. You got some superb cloud photos all the better for the lovely blue sky! I got caught on Lochcraig Head at the beginning of a thunderstorm a few years back and realised I was standing on a huge hill with two metal poles in my hands just as lightning threate...
by laconic surf
Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:20 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: White Coomb, sublime Loch Skeen & a sting in the Tail (Burn)
Replies: 2
Views: 2048

Wee Bookil in the fresh snow

With Kev
Heavy snow dump overnight. Axes needed on the approach
by laconic surf
Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:01 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Wee Bookil in the fresh snow
Replies: 0
Views: 439

We should be so Lochy

With Kev.
First munros for 2.5 years. Nice to be out again.
Major ice sheet on Teanga that needed to be traversed. Amazing cornices on Ghairbh that are ready to collapse.
Straightforward navigation but tough walk on the muscles!
by laconic surf
Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:23 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: We should be so Lochy
Replies: 0
Views: 397

Re: Ben Avon: the persuasive eloquence of landscape

That's a cracker, Nigel. I hope to make it up there myself this year. Where next?
by laconic surf
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:22 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Avon: the persuasive eloquence of landscape
Replies: 9
Views: 4313

Re: Bear back in the hills on a snowy adventure

Great stuff Bear. I hear the fatman picked up a little injury on this walk, be gentle it's not so easy on two legs :wink:
by laconic surf
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:19 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Bear back in the hills on a snowy adventure
Replies: 10
Views: 3231
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